The Coolest Barber Shops in Bristol, UK
Harry Blades Angry Daves | © Courtesy of Harry Blades Angry Daves
There’s no denying that there’s been an big uprise in the popularity of traditional-style barber shops over the past few years – it’s way cooler to get your short back and sides from a barbers instead of a generic hairdressers, right?! Well, there’s definitely no shortage of them in the vibrant city of Bristol
, and we’ve decided to round up the best ones that the city has to offer for men’s grooming.
Harry Blades & Angry Daves
Tucked away on Christmas Steps in Bristol, in the city centre, Harry Blades & Angry Daves (or HBAD to the locals) has had a home here since opening its doors. Although also providing a service for women’s hairdressing, this is definitely a very ‘non-salon’ environment, with a focus on providing a classic barbering service. The interior is super cool, with lots of taxidermy and artwork, which makes the entire process an experience. Plus, the team behind the shop are extremely welcoming and friendly!
They may have changed their name from Jacks of London to Everyman, but the team behind this prestigious barbers are the same experienced hands as ever. With a fusion of traditional barber shop meeting the modern demands of men today, expect classic leather barbers chairs, dark wood furniture, ceramic wash basins plus free WiFi gaming stations, complimentary cold beers and professionals who know their stuff when it comes to grooming.
This is the brother shop to the aforementioned HBAD, run by the same two owners, Dave Allan and Brad Cowan. With the same focus in mind, this barber shop, which is a mere 10-minute walk from the other, is solely for grooming purposes. Providing everything from buzz cuts to hot-towel shaves for men of all ages, the aim of the team is to provide customers with well-executed cuts, with traditional styles merged with modern techniques, in a fun environment. The barber shop is also located underneath Fifty Fifty, one of Bristol’s best menswear stores and just off of bustling Park St.
British Barber Company
Beauty Salon, Shop
If you’re looking for a traditional, old-world gentleman’s barber shop, then the British Barber Shop on Wine St won’t disappoint. From the outside, which is a gorgeous rich red colour (during the Christmas months, this is adorned with beautiful festive decorations) to the team that are all dressed in matching shirts and ties, this grooming location encapsulates all of the old-school charm of a traditional barber shop. The cuts definitely don’t disappoint, either!
Level Cuts is actually an independent barber’s chain in Bristol, with three salons throughout the city, but the Bedminster one, located on the busy North Street, proves popular with the locals – and for good reason. Each stylist at this cool barbers has their own individual style and technique, offering a fresh take on men’s grooming. With super-slick décor, this is definitely a must-visit if you’re in need of a haircut.
42 North St, Bristol, UK 0117 966 2006
These recommendations were updated on April 12, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.